Konta: 'I've played Karolina a lot more than I have Serena Williams'


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Konta: 'I've played Karolina a lot more than I have Serena Williams'

Johanna Konta defeated Zhang Shuai on Friday to book a fourth round clash against Karolina Pliskova at the US Open. The British player commented on the upcoming match against the Czech. "I've played Karolina a lot more than I have Serena Williams", admitted Konta in a press conference.

"I mean, also I haven't played Serena for over a year, as well. I mean, I don't know. I mean, does Serena have a bigger serve? I think she probably serves a bit faster, a bit bigger. Karolina is incredibly accurate.

I don't know really the massive difference between the two. I'm sorry." Asked if she is enjoying tennis more than when she reached the semifinals here two years ago, Konta replied: "I don't know if necessarily more, but definitely a different way.

I think I'm enjoying more of it, if that makes sense. I think because I'm more in tune and more invested, more aware of everything that I'm doing, because I've become more self-sufficient in the decisions I'm making, as well, outside the court, as well.

I think overall I'm just enjoying more of what I'm doing, the different aspects of what I'm doing. I think it's just a bit of just evolvement in my own career. I'm just enjoying the whole thing a bit more", concluded the 28-year-old Sydney native.